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ANH auctions 4 unconventional blocks in Caguán-Putumayo Basin

Outside the 2012 Round of new blocks, ANH will auction four unconventional blocks that were taken back from Montco Energy for problems with legal documentation.

Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Four myths about the new royalty law

Bottom Line: The National Planning Director (in charge of budgeting and planning for the Colombian government and in many ways more powerful than some ministers) corrects some misconceptions about the new royalty system. Only if the distribution of royalties is perceived to be fair and effective will the extractive industries be viewed as positive for the economy, for shareholders and for the country as a whole.

Friday, August 3rd, 2012
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Colombian gas distributors see benefits from gas exportation

Colombian business newspaper Portafolio interviewed Eduardo Pizano, head of the natural gas distributors association Naturgas.

Friday, August 3rd, 2012
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Crude Oil Price Trends

Source: Financial Times and Hydrocarbons Colombia Staff

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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MinAmbiente on Strategic Mining Areas: Stopping the trend

By: Frank Pearl Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development ministro@minambiente.gov.co Bottom Line: The good thing about this article is that it mirrors what the Minister of Mines and Energy has been saying.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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Departamental projects based on royalties begin to appear

The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced that the first round of projects paid for by hydrocarbons and mining royalties have been approved.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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ANI launches fourth generation of concessions in September

Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 03:45 PM The National Infrastructure Agency presented results compared to targets in the first half of 2012 for divided-highway construction and rehabilitation of existing highways, moving cargo in ports and railway concessions.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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Ecopetrol officials under investigation for environmental damage

July 29, 2012 By Hydrocarbons Colombia Various Colombian news media are reporting that the Colombian Controller’s office — an independent organ of government similar to an Auditor General — is investigating Javier Genaro Gutierrez and other senior officials in connection with a pipeline failure in December 2011.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
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Petrominerales focused on its core business

July 27th, 2012 By Hydrocarbons Colombia We reported earlier this week on rumors that Petrominerales was up for sale. Now company President Jack Scott has done a series of interviews with the Colombian business press, Portafolio and La Republica.

Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Bicentennial Pipeline delays a microcosm of Colombian infrastructure challenges

July 24, 2012 In a long article based on local interviews, Colombian national business paper La Republica details the challenges of completing the Bicentennial Pipeline’s first phase between the Araguaney station in Yopal (Casanare) and the Banadia station, located in Saravena (Arauca) near the Venezuelan border.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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